Chesed Shel Emes

Chesed Shel Emes was established in 1930 as a non-profit organization with a mandate to prepare members of the Jewish community for burial according to Orthodox tradition.

Each person is treated with the same consideration and respect. No one is refused service due to financial hardship.

Chesed Shel Emes is an independent, community based organization. Our Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each of Winnipeg’s synagogues and cemeteries, and interested members from the community at large.

Men and women are carefully chosen and trained as volunteer members of the Chevra Kadisha (Holy Society). Their purpose is to dutifully and lovingly prepare the dead for burial, an act of true loving kindness.

Our Board of Directors 2014

Executive Director: Rena Boroditsky

Allan Abosh

Morris Bloom

Alan Friedman

Gail  Hechter

Resa Ostrove

David Salita

Janis Silver

Harry Youell


Toni Berenhaut

David Chochinov

Eric Green

Hillel  Kravetsky

Stuart  Pudavick

Seema Schachter

Phil Spevack

Ben Berkal

Jack  Craven

Ahava Halpern

Wayne Lefkovitz

Lorne Raber

Merrill  Shulman

Rob Waldman